Healthcare

Rajitha highlights Sri Lanka’s health achievements at 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne addressing the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting in Geneva on Tu...


CAN-SUR-VIVE Trust collaborates with Jetwing Group to conduct awareness program on 4 June

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

CAN-SUR-VIVE Trust of Sri Lanka in collaboration with Jetwing Group will conduct ‘CAN-SUR-VIVE’ (Apekshawaka Udawak) CSR program for th...


Colorectal cancer among top cancers globally

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

Text and pix by Fathima Riznaz Hafi Colorectal cancer is one of the top cancers worldwide along with lung cancer and breast cancer. Originating i...


CDEM marks World Thyroid Day in style

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00

The CDEM, Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Cardio-metabolism have outstanding programs to mark World Thyroid Day which falls on 25 May. It&rsq...


Combating depression a public responsibility

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00

  Depression is increasing in Sri Lanka and globally WHO estimates over 800,000 people have depression in Sri Lanka ...


Apeksha IVF sends Sri Lankan consultants for ART training at Manipal Assisted Reproduction Centre, India

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00

Apeksha IVF recently succeeded in sending the first batch of consultants on training at the Manipal Assisted Reproduction Centre (MARC), Manipal Un...


Westminster Healthcare opens door in Chennai for exclusive preview

/ Friday, 19 May 2017 00:10

Westminster Healthcare (a subsidiary of LycaHealth from UK) offered an exclusive preview of its soon to be opened facility in Chennai with the patr...


Vitawell expands to Nawala-Rajagiriya

/ Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

  Offers ‘whole body nutrition’ through global vitamin supplement brands  Vitawell, Sri Lank...


Certain nuts may help ward off return of colon cancer: Study

/ Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

AFP: Eating certain kinds of tree nuts, such as almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts and cashews, has been linked to a dramatically lower risk of co...


More than half of world’s deaths still have no recorded cause: WHO

/ Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): More than half of all deaths have no recorded cause, making effective health monitoring and policymaking far more difficult, the ...


Swallowable balloons work to curb obesity: Study

/ Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

AFP: Weight-loss balloons swallowed rather than surgically inserted in the stomach were shown to be safe and effective in preliminary trials, accor...


New GlaxoSmithKline CEO wants fewer, bigger new drug launches

/ Monday, 15 May 2017 00:08

Walmsley says pharma pipeline is top priority GSK faces challenges from generic Advair, Gilead HIV drug London (Reuter...


In Europe, US, modern AIDS drugs add extra 10 years of life expectancy

/ Monday, 15 May 2017 00:06

London (Reuters): Life expectancy for young HIV-positive adults has risen by 10 years in the United States and Europe thanks to improvements in AID...


Durdans multi-specialty dental clinic promises smile makeover

/ Monday, 15 May 2017 00:05

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. Your smile is not only a key factor of your overall health it is also an invitation to others and...


Big discounts & special offers from Ceylinco Diabetes Centre this May

/ Monday, 15 May 2017 00:04

Discounts of over 25% on diagnostic packages combined with several other special benefits are to be offered throughout May 2017 in celebration of t...


MyDoctor.lk bags two awards at BestWeb.lk 2017 competition

/ Monday, 15 May 2017 00:02

Organised by the ‘.lk’ domain registry, BestWeb.lk was held for the 7th consecutive year, with the goal of recognising excellence am...


Sri Lanka Chamber of Medical Devices Industry appoints new board for 2017

/ Monday, 15 May 2017 00:01

From left: Indika Rajakaruna, Dilranjan Jacob (Vice President), Mohan Raj, Samantha Seneviratne, A.R. James (Vice President), Erandajith R...


Lanka Hospitals launches advanced 3TMRI scanner for accurate diagnosis

/ Friday, 5 May 2017 00:10

Lanka Hospitals PLC announced the launch of the state of the art new 3 TESLA MRI scanner; an advanced technology which can project accurate imaging...


Ginsomin peps up your life

/ Friday, 5 May 2017 00:00

Mega Lifesciences recently held a special event to coincide with World Health day with the intention of deliveringa message of good health to the w...


Free Outpatient care today at NFTH for distressed public due to GMOA strike

/ Friday, 5 May 2017 00:00

The Dr. Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) in Malabe, which currently operates under the management of the South Asian Institute of Technolo...


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Tiny commitments from a thousand homes – mind separating matter!

25 May 2017

     Some may be wondering after Meethotamulla where all the Colombo waste is going. However, I do have a feeling that most had no idea whatsoever where things were disappearing into until the pictures of Meethotamul...


Why do agricultural value chains fail? Part V: Incentives to exploit

24 May 2017

Introduction Farming is better when it is done collectively. Collaboration might happen between farmers, traders and agricultural extension officers. The collaborations can be at different strength levels, for example in some farmer commun...


Implications for democracy?

24 May 2017

A review of ‘Disposable Leaders’ by Rodney Tiffen By Laksiri Fernando ‘Your opponents sit opposite you, while your enemies sit behind.’ They stab. This is the background story related by Rodney Tiffen, in his ever...


Yahapalanaya unleashes rabid dogs

23 May 2017

BBS leader Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero   Post-war Sri Lanka saw Buddhist extremism targeting the Muslim community with the euphoria of the victory over the Liberation Tigers of ThamilEelam (LTTE). The MahindaRajap...


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